Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Addison Smith (born 9 January 1933 in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, now Kabwe, Zambia) is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series. These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English whites in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home.

Read more about Wilbur Smith:  Life and Career, The Courtney Series, The Ballantyne Series, The Egyptian Series, Criticism, Bibliography (by Series), Filmography

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